Harding Park would stand as the very testing venue for WGC’s new play format but there is already surety about one winner here- the spectators.
The WGC has planned to dump the usual single-elimination March Madness format this time to make place for World Cup-style display. The Cadillac WGC Match Play 2015 would guarantee the golf enthusiasts at least 3 days to enjoy Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and other favorite golfers in action in this great 64-player field.
However, the real downer here is that this tournament is some one-&-done deal for bay Area & Harding Park. The event would shift to Austin for coming 3-4 years under a new sponsorship. But them, how this event is going to be received would lead the way for possible return.
According to experts, the maximum chances are that this event would be received really well. Apart from any major tournament, Harding Park would house a field that is as grand as is possible in golf. Apart from Woods & Mickelson, almost every start golfer would be present at the tournament to vie for the 1.57 mn USD worth top prize.
Woods could not pass the test of eligibility while Phil has withdrawn himself citing personal reasons. Read the rest of this entry »
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St. Louis Park and Minneapolis golf course will be opened up and that is a sigh of relief for the golf affectionate. The courses were closed since Last June but on the other hand the sad news is that golf course of Meadowbrook and Hiawatha will not be opened soon. The golf course was damaged by the torrential rain which caused flooding and had to pay $3.5 million.
The officials of the park met together and decided to do more than just restoration work. Playing conditions to be better along with better facilities of the course is what the team of 100 golfers wish to achieve. Money will be required for it that too which will go beyond the aid of federal agency.
Defined plan for the grand work has not been discussed yet. Douglas Secretary stated that it is really disappointing but they have to stay put with it a t the moment. He is also disappointed with the delay in the work. Read the rest of this entry »
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It was all praying from Webb Simpson at the Country Club of Waialae. He had a short putter in his tour of PGA for the first time ever. It was the opening round in Hawaii of the Sony Open. On the front nine he had a tying record of 7 under 28. For the lead he caught off Paul Casey of England 8 under 62 par. He has been a former champion of U.S Open.
His first round of the championship of PGA and he was nervous but he did go for a short putter. He kept on reading about the bible verses. It was the passage found by wife of Simpson which he read. The first round in the year 2015 was nerve wrecking for him.
After the Wake Forest Semester in 2004 he used his putter of belly-length. It is a well known fact that anything above the standard length putter is liable for scrutiny. In Japan he did try the latest flatstick and that was called as a soft opening. Read the rest of this entry »
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Yesterday it was announced that Mark O’Meara and Laura Davies will become a member of the Golf hall of fame in the class of 2015.
O’Meara deserved to get inducted into the hall of fame much earlier. He has won 16 PGA Tours, a US Amateur Title and three European Tours.
He said that getting inducted into the hall of fame means the world to him. He knew that it was only a matter of time but now it feels like a dream come true to him. He considers that no other accolade in his career is as valuable as this.
Laura Davies won a total of 84 international titles. In 1994, she was the winner of four majors. Two years later she won the LPGA Championship and du Maurier Classic, she also won US Women’s Open in 1987. No other player won as much money as Davis did in the year 1994. She won the title of “Player of the Year” in 1996.
Davies thinks that getting inducted into hall of fame is the crowning point of one’s career. For someone who had a career that is both long and filled with accomplishments, nothing could be more honorable and satisfying than getting inducted into the hall of fame.
Getting inducted into the LPGA Hall of fame was a goal Davies was trying to achieve for quite some time.
To get inducted into the LPGA hall of Fame a player has to earn 27 points. LPGA follows this rule strictly.
Davies earned herself 25 points in 2001 but she couldn’t advance further because she was busy playing worldwide. Even after fulfilling the eligibility criteria, she didn’t let her name appear on the international ballot.
Some changes were introduced In the process of induction to the Hall of Fame earlier this year. According to the latest changes, there is a sixteen person committee for selection, in order to win a player has to get the approval of at least 12 members, there’s also a subcommittee for vetting candidates and nominating finalists. Also according to the latest rules, the ceremony of induction to the hall of fame will take place once in every two years.
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